The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 107 89 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.49% 17.21% 23.98%
As % of the Vendors category 47.77% 38.36% 51.45%
Number of salaries quoted 72 85 114
Average salary £37,865 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £20,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £45,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
224 232 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.98% 44.87% 46.62%
Number of salaries quoted 175 213 208
Average salary £36,000 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £21,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn +11 21 £38,230 +82.04% 4
Preston -2 21 £32,500 - 6
Blackpool -7 4 £50,000 +47.05% 3
Chorley - 4 £26,750 - 2
Lytham St Annes - 3 £42,500 - 1
Newton-le-Willows +12 2 £20,500 +20.58%
Accrington - 2 £23,500 -
Skelmersdale -1 1 £42,500 +21.42%
Burnley -14 1 £40,000 +48.14% 2
Lancaster - 1 £32,500 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 92 (45.77%) .NET
2 85 (42.29%) SQL
3 77 (38.31%) MS Excel
4 73 (36.32%) C#
4 73 (36.32%) SQL Server
5 47 (23.38%) Windows
6 44 (21.89%) ASP.NET
7 39 (19.40%) HTML
8 38 (18.91%) JavaScript
9 36 (17.91%) CSS
10 34 (16.92%) SharePoint
11 33 (16.42%) .NET Framework
12 32 (15.92%) jQuery
13 30 (14.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (14.43%) Active Directory
14 29 (14.43%) MS Office
14 29 (14.43%) MVC
15 28 (13.93%) VMware
15 28 (13.93%) MS Exchange
15 28 (13.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 27 (13.43%) XML
16 27 (13.43%) Java
17 24 (11.94%) Citrix
18 23 (11.44%) PHP
18 23 (11.44%) SOAP
19 22 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
19 22 (10.95%) Firewall
19 22 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
20 21 (10.45%) Windows 7
20 21 (10.45%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (16.92%) SharePoint
2 28 (13.93%) MS Exchange
3 15 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.99%) IIS
4 6 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.49%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.99%) Lync
7 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.49%) SAS
7 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.00%) Drupal
8 2 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.50%) CMS
9 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.50%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 77 (38.31%) MS Excel
2 29 (14.43%) MS Office
3 5 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.50%) MS Project
6 1 (0.50%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.50%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (5.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (4.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.50%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.95%) Firewall
2 15 (7.46%) SAN
3 12 (5.97%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.98%) LAN
5 8 (3.98%) WAN
5 8 (3.98%) Wireless
6 6 (2.99%) VoIP
6 6 (2.99%) VPN
7 5 (2.49%) NAS
8 3 (1.49%) TETRA
8 3 (1.49%) Intranet
8 3 (1.49%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.00%) ADSL
9 2 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.00%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.50%) PABX
10 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.50%) VLAN
10 1 (0.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (36.32%) SQL Server
2 30 (14.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (13.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (7.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.49%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (2.49%) MySQL
9 4 (1.99%) EDMS
9 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.99%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.99%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.99%) MS Access
9 4 (1.99%) DTS
10 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.00%) OLAP
12 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (4.48%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.49%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.49%) NUnit
3 4 (1.99%) Selenium
3 4 (1.99%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.99%) MSTest
3 4 (1.99%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (1.99%) Moq
3 4 (1.99%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.49%) MyEclipse
5 2 (1.00%) JIRA
5 2 (1.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.00%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.00%) Phing
6 1 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 21 (10.45%) Finance
2 9 (4.48%) Advertising
3 7 (3.48%) Retail
4 6 (2.99%) Billing
5 5 (2.49%) Marketing
6 4 (1.99%) Local Government
6 4 (1.99%) Legal
7 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 93 (46.27%) Developer
2 33 (16.42%) Analyst
3 24 (11.94%) Senior Developer
4 20 (9.95%) Software Developer
4 20 (9.95%) .NET Developer
5 17 (8.46%) Developer Analyst
6 16 (7.96%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (6.47%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.98%) C# Developer
9 9 (4.48%) VB.NET Developer
9 9 (4.48%) Consultant
10 8 (3.98%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.98%) Junior
10 8 (3.98%) IT Support
10 8 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.48%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (3.48%) Java Developer
12 6 (2.99%) Administrator
12 6 (2.99%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (45.77%) .NET
2 44 (21.89%) ASP.NET
3 39 (19.40%) HTML
4 36 (17.91%) CSS
5 33 (16.42%) .NET Framework
6 32 (15.92%) jQuery
7 27 (13.43%) XML
8 23 (11.44%) SOAP
9 20 (9.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (9.45%) Web Services
11 16 (7.96%) HTML5
11 16 (7.96%) WCF
11 16 (7.96%) Grails
12 13 (6.47%) Ajax
13 10 (4.98%) ADO.NET
13 10 (4.98%) XSL
14 7 (3.48%) JSP
14 7 (3.48%) Java EE
14 7 (3.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 6 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.48%) iPhone
3 7 (3.48%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.99%) Replication
4 6 (2.99%) Clustering
4 6 (2.99%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (2.49%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.49%) W3C
7 2 (1.00%) CCTV
8 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.50%) FMCG
8 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.50%) AS400
8 1 (0.50%) iSeries
8 1 (0.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.38%) Windows
2 22 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (10.45%) Windows 7
4 14 (6.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (6.47%) Windows XP
6 10 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.99%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.00%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.00%) Linux
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.50%) Android
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.43%) MVC
2 20 (9.95%) Project Management
2 20 (9.95%) Performance Management
3 17 (8.46%) ITIL
4 15 (7.46%) PRINCE2
4 15 (7.46%) CRM
4 15 (7.46%) Time Management
5 14 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (5.97%) TDD
6 12 (5.97%) Unit Testing
7 11 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (5.47%) ERP
8 10 (4.98%) Multithreading
8 10 (4.98%) Release Management
8 10 (4.98%) Load Testing
8 10 (4.98%) Parallel Computing
9 9 (4.48%) Web Development
9 9 (4.48%) Migration
10 8 (3.98%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (3.48%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (42.29%) SQL
2 73 (36.32%) C#
3 38 (18.91%) JavaScript
4 27 (13.43%) Java
5 23 (11.44%) PHP
6 21 (10.45%) T-SQL
7 16 (7.96%) VB.NET
7 16 (7.96%) Objective-C
7 16 (7.96%) Groovy
8 14 (6.97%) VB
9 10 (4.98%) VB6
10 8 (3.98%) C
11 2 (1.00%) PHP5
11 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.00%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.00%) VBA
11 2 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (8.96%) Degree
3 11 (5.47%) CCNA
3 11 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.98%) MCP
5 7 (3.48%) MCSE
6 5 (2.49%) PMP
6 5 (2.49%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.99%) HND
8 3 (1.49%) CCNP
8 3 (1.49%) MCSD
8 3 (1.49%) MCTS
8 3 (1.49%) MCITP
9 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.00%) MCSA
10 1 (0.50%) ACCA
10 1 (0.50%) CIMA
10 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.99%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (14.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.98%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.99%) XenApp
5 5 (2.49%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.00%) vSphere
6 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.00%) XenServer
6 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.50%) vCloud
7 1 (0.50%) Xen
7 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (3.48%) SCCM
2 2 (1.00%) SCOM
3 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 28 (13.93%) VMware
2 24 (11.94%) Citrix
3 21 (10.45%) Cisco
4 15 (7.46%) HP
5 13 (6.47%) Oracle
6 9 (4.48%) Dell
7 7 (3.48%) IBM
8 5 (2.49%) NetApp
9 3 (1.49%) Avaya
10 2 (1.00%) Epicor
10 2 (1.00%) Sage
10 2 (1.00%) Symantec
10 2 (1.00%) Mitel
10 2 (1.00%) Zend
10 2 (1.00%) Veeam
11 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.50%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.50%) Spiceworks
11 1 (0.50%) WatchGuard
11 1 (0.50%) SonicWALL
Preston, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: Yesterday
Leyland, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Quindell Plc - Metaskil
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire, Fylde coast, Blackpool, Lytham,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £25,000 + excellent bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus CAR / Pension /Health / Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
TheSmartList
Posted: 20 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
TheSmartList
Posted: 20 days ago
Barnoldswick, Lancashire
TheSmartList
Posted: 20 days ago
Lancashire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Preston
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 21 days ago
Blackpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 23 days ago